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#1 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2013 7:43:15 AM(UTC)
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There has been a discussion going around in different places asking the question, can swing cards be done in CCR. Using the Gypsy or Design Studio, swing cards can be made by placing half the design on the edge of the mat and cutting with the paper hanging off the end of the mat. However CCR will not cut an image unless it is totally on the mat.

Here's the solution I came up with and have been working on. A warning, this might harm your cricut. This is not for the faint of heart.

When working on the problem, my first thought was, if only the paper could be on top of the mat for the first half of the design and underneath the mat for the second half of the cut. Of course, this is impossible since paper cannot magically go through objects.......unless...

I think the pictures will tell the story best.

Edited by user Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:57:32 PM(UTC)  | Reason: tips added below

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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:40:47 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for sharing. I hadn't been able to work out how to do a swing card on the cricut craft room, but your solution works really well.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:05:31 PM(UTC)
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A member was looking for this, so BTT for that.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:55:53 PM(UTC)
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Some tips.

Your slot needs to be as straight as possible so that the top and the bottom of the image are lined up.

Your slot should be about 1/8th to 1/4th inch wide. You need some width. Just a slot in the paper will cause one side of the mat to raise up when paper is put through the slot. The tiny width helps to keep the mat flat. Without it, your blade may drag and get stuck on the lip of the mat on the other side of the slot.

The slot should be longer then paper you put through it. My slot is about a 6" vertical slot. I cut my paper a little less then 6" and then trim it to 5 1/2" after cutting.

Line your paper up carefully to the lines on the grid, and load your mat so it is not crooked.

The extra piece of paper should line up with the left hand slot. The cricut will cut the other half of the image on that paper.

Tape everything down. I even taped the paper under the mat so it would not slip around as it was being feed into the machine.

Use simple symmetrical shapes. The labels in the free CCR cart are excellent. Use the shadow to cut the swing card, and the non-shadow for layering.

If you make anything, or found a simpler way to do this, please share with the rest of us.

Mary

Adding tip: Image placement on CCR mat. Note where the center is on your slot. Mine was located on the 5" line, and the center would have been the center line in CCR. I lined the cross hairs of the image up with 5" at the center, and of course I rotated 90 degrees so the image was oriented correctly to the paper. Place the paper about 1" from the edge of the image so that there is about an 1" margin. Paper placement will take some practice. I suggest using your practice paper, and making notes or marking the mat on where to place paper, etc.

Edited by user Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:23:21 PM(UTC)  | Reason: add image placement tip

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#5 Posted : Saturday, August 24, 2013 4:41:00 PM(UTC)
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Thank you for posting this. I had looked for it and couldn't find it. I'm going to try this out when I get back to my house.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, August 24, 2013 8:45:57 PM(UTC)
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Very cool! TFS
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Bump to top for someone looking for info on swing cards.

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#8 Posted : Saturday, February 01, 2014 1:49:19 PM(UTC)
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BigGrin Mary, I cannot wait to try this out. I will definitely tape as much as possible because it seems that the slightest movement would cause an uneven cut or worse!
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by: KrisWest Go to Quoted Post
BigGrin Mary, I cannot wait to try this out. I will definitely tape as much as possible because it seems that the slightest movement would cause an uneven cut or worse!
Thanks.


This has worked well for me.

However, it can chip your blade when the blade meets the "other side of the gap". Slow down your speed and set aside one blade to only make swing cards. If you don't, make all your other cuts first and then try the swing card.

Mary
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FYI - the Artiste cartridge has several swing cards on it.
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